|NEWS AND NOTES
BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY
Come join us Friday, February 24th at 6:00 pm for our Black History Program titled Inspired. Students from all grade levels will highlight modern and historic African American contributors in areas of education, gospel, movies, and more. The performance will take place in the gymnasium.
OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY
The first open enrollment period for the 2017-18 school year runs from February 1st – 20th. Don’t run the risk of losing your child’s seat at Garden Homes! Steps on how to enroll can be picked up from the school office. Remember that it is necessary to enroll for Choice through an online application. After completing the online enrollment, you will need to bring in the necessary documentation to the school office that is requested at the end of the online application. This documentation may include residency information and/or tax documents. Please contact the school office with any qeustions.
THE WALLS ARE ALIVE WITH COLOR
During the last two weeks, the halls have been transformed. Colors and graffiti artwork have been added to improve the visual environment at GHLS. The graffiti artwork highlights the seven character traits that are studied in the Character Formation Project curriculum and our school vision, love, learn, laugh, and lead. The colors of the walls were chosen based on the mood and emotion they represent: Yellow – energy, happiness, Blue – trust, serenity, calm, Green – peace, loyalty, resourcefulness, Orange – confident, healthy, innovative. A special thanks to Zen Castillo for the amazing graffiti artwork and Jaymee Harvey Wilms for developing the painting proposal and the colorful creativity she added to the school. See more pictures here.
SCHOOL REPORT CARD AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
State law now requires schools participating in the Choice program to post a link to the school report card on their homepage. This is the first year that Choice schools took part in the school report card system created by DPI. It requires two years of data to receive an official score on the state report card. Therefore, Garden Homes does not have an official score on the report card. The scores listed on the report card represent the state average. If you have questions about the report card, please contact Mr. Dodge.
A link to DPI's list of the available educational opportunities can be found here
. It is now required by state law that a link to these opportunities are made available from our school home page.
Dress Down Day / Black History Program 6:00 pm
Beginning of Lent and Midweek services
March 2, 3
No school, winter break
End of third quarter
Report card conferences after school
No School, report card conferences in the morning